Hakim Boularbah
Attorney at Law - Partner

Hakim Boularbah

Hakim Boularbah, attorney at law, is partner in the Litigation & Risk Management practice group in our Brussels office. He focuses on corporate litigation (class actions, shareholders’ disputes, post-acquisition claims,...), international arbitration (including proceedings related to arbitration: enforcement, setting aside, interim measures,...) and asset recovery. His expertise has been internationally recognised.

About Hakim Boularbah

Hakim Boularbah specialises in the field of complex and international dispute resolution. His practice covers civil and corporate litigation and arbitration, especially where it presents an urgent or a cross-border dimension. Hakim is one of the most renowned specialists of collective redress. He is currently defending the first class actions and follow-on actions brought in Belgium. He also has an extensive practice in enforcement of foreign judgments or awards (especially against sovereigns) as well as in obtaining interim reliefs and protective measures or resisting to them. Hakim also frequently acts as counsel or arbitrator in international arbitration matters. 

Hakim is professor at the Université de Liège where he teaches Civil Procedure Law. He is the author of numerous books and publications on civil procedure, private international law and arbitration law.


Chambers & Partners – Global Edition 2020 – Dispute Resolution – ranked Band 1

Hakim Boularbah is a highly regarded litigator boasting expertise in cross-border class actions and post-M&A disputes. He also offers experience in arbitrations and the enforcement of arbitral awards. According to one commentator, "on a technical level, he is an excellent lawyer and a very good litigator."

Chambers & Partners – Global Edition 2019 – Dispute Resolution – ranked Band 1

Hakim Boularbah is regarded by one source as "A brilliant lawyer and astute tactician who is very client-friendly. He is one of the most reliable people when providing opinions. He is very efficient and the quality of service is excellent. His practice encompasses civil and commercial litigation, as well as assisting multinational clients with complex cross-border arbitration.

Legal 500 – Dispute Resolution – ranked tier 1 in 2018

Group head Hakim Boularbah, who "quickly analyses complex situations to provide tailored advice", represented Proximus in a class action filed by Belgian consumer protection organisation Test-Achats.

Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration 2019 – ranked as Leader

The 'brilliant' Hakim Boularbah is emphatically praised by sources who assert that he is "extremely smart and perfectly masters his cases."


• Brussels Bar, 1996
Université de Liège, Professor of Civil Procedure, 2012
• International Arbitration Institute
• Francarbi


• Doctor of Laws, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), 2007
• Master of Laws, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), 1996


• French
• English
• Dutch

T: +32 2 773 23 50
E: hakim.boularbah@loyensloeff.com

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